• National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

The term “migraine” and “headache” are often used interchangeably, but do you know the differences between the two? Though many may call headaches migraines and vice-versa, they are not exactly the same thing. Explore the symptoms and discover the ways to help ease a migraine or a headache.

The main difference between migraines and headaches is that migraines are much more severe in pain. Let’s explore a few other ways the two vary.

Many of the symptoms of migraine include:

  • Unilateral
  • Throbbing pain
  • Recurring
  • Can last for days 
  • Nausea 
  • Dizziness

There are many ways to help ease a migraine or a headache. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Using a cold or hot compress on the head or neck
  • Applying acute pressure to certain points on the arm and head. This can allow for relief of nausea from a migraine
  • Meditating or staying in a dark, quiet room

Staying hydrated and increasing electrolyte intake can also help reduce migraine or headache symptoms. 

Worried about your migraine or headache symptoms? Call us at 1-844-827-8000 or submit an online appointment form to speak with a UCR Health physician.

About UCR Health

UCR Health is comprised of a team of physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving people’s health. With five medical offices located throughout Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, UCR Health is growing to meet the healthcare needs of the region, bringing innovative, culturally sensitive medical care to the community. Established alongside the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, UCR Health’s patient-centered primary care and specialty services deliver university-based healthcare excellence and innovation to all communities.